The Chicago Magnificent Mile’s primary attraction is top Chicago shopping. It was envisioned to be a commercial district and has certainly lived up to that vision. A wide spectrum of over 400 shops can be found on the mile, and there are stores for every budget.
Some of the higher-end shops include La Perla, Coach, Burberry and Louis Vuitton. There are also fine jewelers on the Mile, including Tiffany Co. and Cartier.
And for those with a slightly less liberal budgets, The Gap, Guess, Nike, Banana Republic, Ann Taylor, Levi’s, Express, North Face, Borders and Saks 5th Avenue are also available.
More shopping on Magnificent Mile includes homestores such as Pottery Barn and Crate & Barrel, and American Girl Place, a store for young girls that is visited by people from around the world, featuring the popular American Girl dolls.
Of course, the Magnificent Mile features several malls as well. There is Water Tower Place (Macy's/Lord & Taylor) at 835 N. Michigan Avenue, one of the Magnificent Mile’s best-known malls. Further south is The Shops at North Bridge (Nordstrom's) at 520 N. Michigan Avenue. These malls conveniently package food courts, shopping and rest-areas all in one place.